Before I tell you my secret to getting baby soft feet, I have to tell you how it happened. About six weeks ago, I re-started my yoga practice and could not be happier about the decision. Not only is my body becoming toned, I feel better emotionally. I can describe myself as a consistently happy person (I definitely have my ups and downs) but I’m even happier now. It’s kind of hard to explain, but I feel lighter. Little things don’t bother me as much as they did before and I have an overall sense of “chill.”
One of the many things that yoga has taught me is the importance of being still. We are still when we begin, we are still when we are holding poses and we are very still when we are in our final relaxation pose. The benefit of training my body and mind to be still is feeling really centered, both literally and figuratively.
Before I started yoga, I felt scattered like I had way too much going on. The best analogy to use is that I was juggling lots of balls, with each ball representing something different: making school lunch, jotting down a grocery list, watching the clock to make sure I wouldn’t be late for work, responding to an overdue email, putting clothes away, replenishing paper towels, all in the space of a few minutes. More times than not, if someone tossed me one more ball to work into my juggling act, I felt instantly overwhelmed – afraid that I’d drop them all. But us Moms typically don’t drop them, we find a way to add them into the rotation despite how exasperating it can be. Now, if someone throws me a ball that I wasn’t expecting, I’m focused and ready to add it to the rest that are circling the air.
You must really want soft feet if you are still reading…ha!
The secret to baby soft feet
Practicing yoga has sent me on a product experimentation trek to find an effective way to get baby soft feet. If you practice yoga, you’ll relate to the fact that it is done in bare feet. If you don’t practice yoga, imagine a room filled with anywhere from 6 to 26 yogis all stretching, bending and wrapping our bodies into pretzels. This is done separately. It’s not Twister. In classes with high attendance, hands and feet are everywhere and sometimes a fellow yogi’s feet are quite near to me and vice versa. I could care less what other people’s feet look like, but I do care what my feet look like. I want them soft and smooth and well taken care of.
I’ve always kept up with making sure that my feet were presentable, and over the years have tried everything imaginable. To keep my feet looking good between pedicures, I’ve used: foot files, microplanes, pumice stones, the PedEgg and callus eliminator gels. They worked with varying degrees of success, but it took 15-20 minutes to achieve the baby soft feet I was after. Who has the time for all that? The first week I started yoga again, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to see if there was anything new on the market.
Yay, there was! I came across a new product called Silk Feet in the aisle and for $7.00 it was worth a try, so I tossed it into my shopping cart. This post is not sponsored by Silk Feet, but I had to blog about it anyway because I want to share how well it works. I absolutely LOVE this product! It is quick, easy and very effective. It is bladeless and I feel very safe using it. It is flexible and contours around all areas of my feet and gets the job done in record time! It’s not designed to be used in the shower, it works best on clean, dry feet. I use it a few times a week on the bottom of my feet to remove any dry skin and follow with some lotion. I’ve also noticed that when I do treat myself to a salon pedi I am no longer being asked if I want callus remover.